Chicago Burn Injury Attorney

Chicago Burn Injury Attorney

Skilled Lawyers Providing Legal Assistance to Burn Victims in Chicago, Illinois

Most people have experienced some sort of burn injury during their lives, and fortunately, many of these injuries are minor and accidental. However, some burn injuries can be much more serious, resulting in severe bodily harm, disfigurement, and emotional trauma. When these types of injuries occur because of someone's negligence, victims should be sure to understand their options for pursuing compensation.

At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, our personal injury attorneys understand the devastation that catastrophic injuries can have on a family, and we work to achieve justice for burn victims. We have an exemplary record of success representing injured clients, including a case in which we secured a $4.5 million settlement for a man who suffered second and third degree burns in a workplace accident.

Negligence Resulting in Burn Injuries

Burns are some of the most painful types of injuries a person can experience, and they often require extensive treatment, such as skin grafts or cosmetic surgery to correct scarring. They are also likely to lead to long-term psychological harm and permanent nerve damage.

Some common situations in which burn injuries occur include:

  • Car accidents - The impact of a motor vehicle collision can cause a great deal of bodily harm on its own, but fires resulting from spilled gasoline, sparks, and/or exposed wires can also cause severe and life-threatening burn injuries. In these cases, negligent drivers may be held liable for the damages suffered by victims.
  • Workplace accidents - Workers at construction sites, factories, warehouses, or other industrial settings may experience burn injuries because of malfunctioning equipment, faulty wiring, explosions, or improper handling of compressed gases, and chemical burns can occur when a worker is exposed to toxic chemicals. People injured while on the job are typically eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits but if a third party was responsible, additional injury compensation may be possible.
  • Premises liability - Property owners may be held responsible for burn injuries which occurred because of their negligence. For example, a homeowner may be liable for burns suffered in a fireworks accident which occurred at their home, or a landlord may be responsible for injuries suffered by tenants in an electrical fire which occurred due to their failure to perform repairs. The owners of stores, restaurants, bars, or nightclubs may be held liable for injuries which occurred because an emergency exit did not operate correctly during a fire.
  • Defective products - Product manufacturers may be liable for burns that occurred because of design defects that caused products to catch fire, such as faulty wiring in household appliances or exploding e-cigarette batteries. Manufacturers of defective fire alarms, fire extinguishers, or emergency sprinkler systems may also be liable for burn injuries that occurred because these products did not effectively prevent or stop fires.

Contact a Cook County Severe Burn Injury Lawyer

A serious burn injury can not only cause a great deal of immediate pain, but it can result in permanent disfigurement and long-term physical impairment, as well as significant emotional trauma. When you have suffered a burn injury because of someone else's negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation that will address your medical bills and any ongoing treatment you need, the income lost while you are unable to work, and the pain and suffering you have experienced. Our experienced attorneys will work to hold the negligent party or parties responsible and ensure that you receive the financial compensation you deserve. Contact our office today at 312-605-8800 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help.

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